First determine the rooms where you would like to put your new area rugs. Not all rugs need to be of identical shape or size to make the room look interesting.
Area rugs are a great way to expand space, and a way to change the feeling of a room. Yellows and reds will make a room feel warmer and cozy and blues and greens will make a room feel cooler.
If you’re putting area rugs over carpet, and why not, stay in 30 inches from the wall. This will help you create a picture frame effect. If you’re putting rugs on bare floors, consider the pattern and the color of the floor.
If you have oversized furniture, the area rug should be 24 inches larger than the furniture. You can have the front legs of the furniture sit on the rug and leave the back legs off. You can also have all the legs on the carpet or all the legs off! All the design rules have been broken; whatever you like will work. Bringing photos of the room will help you decide how the room will lay out.
When it comes to the dining room chairs it makes more sense to extend the rug least 24 inches from the edge of the table. This rule allows the chairs to sit comfortably on the rug and make them easier to move in and out from the table. This is hard to achieve if you purchase a rug off the rack, but if you can have them, custom made it’s a lot easier.
To create interest, consider combining different style and rug shape for the same room. When it comes to the bedroom, a small rug will look good at the bottom of the bed. If you place the bed on the rug, it will look best if the rug extends beyond the width of the bed to look balanced.